Dr. Eckhard Hempel, Founder

Position Founder
Title Dipl. Ing., Med. Phys.
Description Eckhard completed his engineering studies in Electrical Engineering with a focus on Medical Technology at the University of Karlsruhe, finalizing with a thesis entitled “Development of a Neuro-Fuzzy Controller for Error Detection in 3D Microscopy”. He then pursued a doctorate within the “Graduate School for 3D Tumor Diagnosis and Therapy” at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg and the University Hospital Heidelberg’s Department of Neuroradiology on “Functional MRI in the Pre-surgical Diagnosis of Patients with Brain Tumors”. Concurrently, he acquired a second degree as a Medical Physicist. Subsequently, he led a research team at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, focusing on the development and commercialization of an “MRI-compatible robotic system for tissue sampling and therapies”. Additionally, he served as the General Manager and Project Leader of a national consortium project on “Methodological Studies of the Therapeutic Effect of Electromagnetic Fields and Clinical Validation via Navigated Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Patients with Neuropsychiatric and Neurodegenerative Diseases”, supervising several graduate and doctoral candidates towards their academic degrees. Over several years, Eckhard taught “Technical Optics” in the Mechatronics program at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences. As the Head of the department “Central Technology Transfer & Venture Capital – Healthcare”, Eckhard successfully converted three KIT research outcomes into startups with investment volumes ranging from 250k€ to 12 million €, while also serving as “Head of IP Management and Central Marketing – Health”. During nearly two decades at Siemens Healthcare and Siemens AG, Eckhard developed extensive management and technology expertise, contributing significantly to the company’s success in roles such as “Head of Innovation and IP Management” in the Computed Tomography Business Unit, “Director of Corporate Strategy” at the company’s headquarters in Munich, “CEO Siemens Corporate Technology” in Qatar, “Principal Healthcare Consulting”, and as “Senior Director of Corporate Strategy Development” at the Siemens Healthineers headquarters in Erlangen. Eckhard is the first and co-author of over 20 international publications, and his inventions have led to 35 mostly internationally granted patents.

Dr. Bernd Siehler, CTO

Position Chief Technology Officer
Title MSc, PhD
Description Bernd Siehler gained his initial professional experience at Robert Bosch GmbH in the development center in Schwieberdingen as an Electronics Technician. He first encountered medical technology and hospitals while serving as an Emergency Medical Technician for the German Red Cross in Ludwigsburg. His technical studies in Civil Engineering took him from Stuttgart to Jakarta, Indonesia, and Cardiff, UK-Wales, where he earned a Master of Science in “International Project Management.” He completed his PhD at the University of South Wales on “European contractors as global players towards the new millennium,” with a global perspective focusing on Europe/Southeast Asia, in the year 2000. Subsequently, he began his career at Siemens in Munich in the central development department “Corporate Technology” for production processes as an “internal consultant.” At “Mobility,” he was responsible for the implementation of SAP and general processes and configuration management for the high-speed train “Velaro E” across various locations in Germany and Spain. The next step took him to Siemens Medical Technology. He successfully led what is considered the most challenging medical project, “Particle Therapy” (radiation therapy, cancer treatment with high-energy positive ions), on-site in Marburg and Shanghai. The “Lean Management Method” was always a focal point for successful project completion, with the Shanghai project serving as a “lean lighthouse project.” This approach was also applied during the revamp of the paint shop in Kemnath during ongoing production. His subsequent projects included working in the Diagnostics sector, such as prototype construction in Kemnath for “Atellica Solutions” (immunodiagnostics and chemistry analyzers) manufacturing in Flanders, USA, and leading the establishment of a new production facility for Reagents in Shanghai with a technology transfer from Walpole-Boston, USA. He was also involved in the realization of an automated filling line for PCR test kits in Marburg.

Haobo Song, Development

Position Development
Title MBA
Description Haobo Song is a highly motivated and capable individual with a strong academic background in Medical Technology. He obtained his Master’s degree from Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) in Germany, where he demonstrated outstanding academic achievements. During his Master’s studies, Haobo gained valuable practical experience as a working student at Siemens Healthineers, applying his technical knowledge and programming skills in various projects. He has specialized expertise in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, and GUI development. His quick comprehension and proactive approach make him highly competent in programming and software development. In addition to his academic and professional accomplishments, Haobo has a keen interest in innovations and developments in the medical industry. He is passionate about transforming scientific concepts and ideas into tangible products, thus facilitating the transition from cutting-edge technology to practical applications. Furthermore, he has an open and positive attitude towards new technology and is always eager to acquire new knowledge. With his efficient and precise work ethic, Haobo is a reliable and valuable member of our team.

Lu Chen, Development

Position Software and Hardware Developer
Titel M.Sc.

Lu, a distinguished graduate of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, recently secured her Master’s degree in Medical Engineering, standing out with her remarkable academic performance.

Her specialization lies in the domain of passive capsule endoscope localization, underscoring a deep-rooted passion and proficiency in this cutting-edge area.

After completing a fruitful two-month internship with us, Lu seamlessly transitioned into a full-time role, dedicating her expertise to the theoretical simulation of advanced magnetic coil systems. Armed with proficiency in tools such as Matlab, Python, and Comsol, she infuses our team with a rich blend of medical technology and electronics knowledge. As an integral member of our pioneering team, Lu is set to drive transformative contributions to our company’s onward journey.

Chengze Ye, Development

Chengze Ye is a passionate person with deep expertise in the field of medical imaging. He is currently an advanced master’s student at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) in Germany and achieves outstanding achievements there. During his master’s degree, Chengze worked as a teaching assistant at the Institute for Pattern Recognition and was able to gain extensive knowledge in the areas of machine learning and deep neural networks. He also took part in a summer training camp at Siemens Healthineers AG and gained valuable experience in the use of deep learning to solve applied practical problems. Chengze has expertise in AI, computer vision and medical image processing. His academic and professional successes testify to his extraordinary talent and commitment. He is not only a student with excellent performance, but also an interested professional with in-depth technical knowledge in the above-mentioned areas, who is able to overcome a wide range of challenges independently and in a team and always results-oriented.

Björn Häcker, Development

Position Product-Designer
Titel B.Sc.

Björn is a dedicated and creative product designer with a strong focus on functionality. During his studies in Integrated Product Design at the University of Applied Sciences Coburg, he acquired solid knowledge in the conception and implementation of products. Particularly in the field of medical technology, he gained valuable experience, both during his practical semester at ART-KON-TOR in Jena and in his bachelor’s thesis in collaboration with Invandus. He excels in his ability to design products, execute them precisely, construct efficiently, all while keeping costs in mind.

He harbors a passionate curiosity for innovative technologies and modern manufacturing methods. This enthusiasm motivates him to stay up-to-date with the latest technology. By integrating cutting-edge technologies, he strives to design and implement products at the highest level. This enables him to find creative solutions and continuously enhance efficiency in product development. His approach to work is characterized by a strong practical focus. This not only helps him to work conceptually but also ensures the feasibility of his designs in the real world. This means that he always considers how a product will function in practice. Through this pragmatic approach, he succeeds in developing effective solutions that meet the requirements in production and application.